Last night I started a new pair of mittens (I know, another pair..). I got out a yarn I spun 15 years ago that I really love and have been saving for something special.
The yarn is 50% swedish fine wool and 50% rabbit angora. I had grown the rabbits myself, cut them, dyed the wool, carded, spun on a spindle and plied it. It's not award winning spinning, but I LOVED the result, so very soft and sweet colors.
So I was all excited about finally making something with it. Maybe a birthday present for my sweet sister. What happens? The knitting is fine, but that beautiful ball of yarn turns into some weird lint color that looks like I raided the dryer...
Yes, I am disappointed.